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heavier but no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> some residents had a rude awakening when a building caught fire. >> if happened at 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is on the scene with the latest. >> the street you see behind me is actually liberty heights. all the fire activity is on hillsdale. the fire happened about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale with a vacant house involved in this fire. officials say when crews arrived, that fire was heavily in golfed in flames. they needed to call for a second alarm. they have to fight the fire from the exterior of the building. >> because of the intensity, because the damage to a neighboring nursing home that was occupied, as well as another home that was occupied by one individual. >> that is certainly good news. the nursing home is actually in the form of a house that has been turned into a nursing home. it had four occupants. they were taken to a nearby van where they could wait this out. no injuries were reported. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. as of liberty heights, it looks like p
at frederick road. we will keep you posted on anything new that crops up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> we begin with hurricane earl still more than 1,000 miles away from ocean city. it is causing concern up and down the eastern seaboard. >> officials are taking some preventive measures. a hurricane watch has been issued for most of north carolina's coast. even if earl does not come ashore, it is expect to bring dangerous surf and gusting wind from the carolinas and into canada. martin o'malley sat down to talk about what to expect. >> we get to the mid atlantic, we have more time, not much more time. we expect if earl stays on its current track, we could see very dangerous surf, beach erosion. w-lying roads could be impacted. >> earl is down to a category 3 storm. you cannot attract earl on the -- you can track hurricane earl on our website, wbaltv.com. >> it will then said she was raped inside her home. jennifer franciotti joins us for more on the investigation because police are asking for the public's help. they are hoping somebody saw something that will lea
is checking out good as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. we have breaking news out of northwest baltimore. there was a two alarm blaze this morning. >> jennifer franciotti is live at the scene in northwest with more. good morning. >> that fire is under control. firefighters are putting out some hot spots. it looks like a portion of liberty heights was shut down. in looks like traffic has reopened. fire fighters were using a fire hydrant along liberty heights. the fire started about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale. it happened to a vacant house. the intensity of the fire was so big that it's spread to two adjacent homes. one of the homes had been turned into a nursing home with four residents. they were safely evacuated. no injuries reported there. the other house, there was one occupant inside. he got out safely. no one was inside the vacant house. it did go to two alarms because of the intensity of the fire. firefighters were able to make a good knock on the fire and get everything under control. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
on traffic pulse 11. >> a fire in the streets of little italy left more than 100 homes and businesses without power all day. >> crews were working over at night to help restore power. kim dacey joins us live with the details. >> crews have been out here all night on the scene and get seen to be out here. they will be out here until all the power has been restored. some customers to have their power restored. others will be without power till this afternoon. something went wrong with an underground power cable. some transformers blew. video of this fire shows it was a big mess that left dozens of restaurants and residents without power on sunday. residents reached for flashlights and candlelight. one restaurant brought in 700 pounds of dry ice to keep their ravioli cool. there were forced to shut down on what should have been a busy sunday. >> it is always busy went there is football going on. it is a big loss. tens of thousands. >> what caused the power cable to below is still under investigation. all of the power should be back on it sometime later this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news.
on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail. >> he is finishing up a trip to try to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara has more. >> good morning. the president is in iowa this morning. he is doing more of the back toward discussions with voters about the economy. an on-campus rally at the university of wisconsin. >> i don't know about you, but i am fired up. [cheers] >> president obama trying to re-energize voters ahead of the crucial midterm elections. >> we face another test on november 2. the stakes could not be higher. >> the campaigner-in-chief is hoping to get younger voters and other backers to cast ballots in november, telling this crowd to get to work and stay involved. >> the biggest mistake we can make right now is to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side wins. >> the president's party needs polls. a gallup poll finding republicans lead the way in voter enthusiasm 47% to 28%. political strategists know the outcome of the midterms often hinges on turnout
the harbor tunnel or fort mchenry as an alternate. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, it was expected to be one of the fiercest battles of the election season. >> the votes were counted late into the night. with 100% of the vote in, it appears patricia jessamy will lose. jennifer franciotti is live at mitchell courthouse with more on the story. >> those votes were counted well into the night and into the early morning hours. unofficially the votes came in votes1:45 am. it looks like with all precincts reporting, greg bernstein has 49% of the vote. gregg bernstein leads by 1421 votes. early on, patricia jessamy supporters tuesday evening were keeping a positive attitude about the race. the race swung back and forth. when she showed up to thank everyone, she said she was feeling pretty confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was enthusiastic and costcautiously optimistic about the results. many took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little bit about why he was able to make such headway in such a short time leading up to the election. >> it ge
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> polls open at 7:00 a.m. this morning. a highly contested race is for county executive. >> voters will decide today between kevin kamenetz and joe bartenfelder. kim dacey has more. >> the race between joe bartenfelder and kevin kamenetz is so tight, the both were pressing for more votes. kevin kamenetz has served on the county council for 16 years. so has his opponent, joe bartenfelder. he appeared last night in woodlawn to talk to voters to there. he is endorsed by county police and fire unions. kamenetz has an endorsement from "the baltimore sun." >> i think i have the right combination of experience and vision to move the county forward. >> keeping our neighborhood safe and having an efficient government that delivers a basic services. >> i do not think you need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. we have been successful. i have been in the legislature before this, nine years on the appropriations committee. >> the winner will face kenneth holtz who is running unopposed. polls will be open until 8:00 p.m. tonight. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 1
by at the key bridge. we do have some fog warnings on the. bridges. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back over to you. >> thank you. howard county family takes on the school system clement they did not do enough to protect their child from being bullied. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> this family is suing for three counts of -- they are seeking anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in damages. they claim a student back in patapsco middle school was bullied. he was stabbed and struck with pencils and drumsticks and was pushed into lockers. the bullying in schools is becoming a growing problem around the country. baltimore county held their annual saved school council and touched on the issue and how it affects schools and policies. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. what the problems from a three tiered response and a problem- solving approach. >> spokesperson said the just received a copy of the lawsuit and so they are not commenting pending legislation. now back to you. >> thank you. a settlement has been reached in a civil
smooth at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, here we are 36 hours after the polls close and there is no winner in one of the most hotly contested campaigns. >> it will all come down to the absentee ballots to decide who will be city state's attorney. jennifer franciotti is live with more. good morning. >> there are people who believe the absentee votes do not matter. that is not the case in thhis race. despite the low turnout, it took the board of elections a full state to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% was lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to not be at 100% within 24 hours. >> bernstein is leading jessamy by nearly 1300 votes. they are expecting to start counting the absentee ballots sometime this morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the smoke has cleared in the race for baltimore county executive.
to the outer loop at the j.f.x. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a cecil county casino will open its doors in just a few hours. >> it got the ok last night. kim dacey is live here in the studio with more. >> hollywood casino got the official green light after a trial run went well saturday night. it will be maryland's first slots casino to open since casinos were banned in the 1960's. the casino is opening three days earlier than scheduled because construction finished earlier than expected. it has 1500 slot machines but no table games. 350 new jobs have been created. 80% of the new employees are from cecil and harford counties. this is a new era in maryland. >> we are excited. all of our cast members were smiling from ear to ear yesterday. >> the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a white supremacist will learn his fate when he appears in court later today. the man is scheduled to be sentenced this morning for the 2009 attack on a man in baltimore. the judge is expected to impose 31 years. >> it is expected that the judge will impose
on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. the battle over slots in anne arundel county goes low-tech. >> the developer is literally pounding the pavement. jennifer franciotti is live and to explain. >> david cordish is the developer who wants to put in the slots parlor and he has been going door to door to garner support. he is telling anybody who will listen about the plan to generate $400 million for education in the first year and the creation of 4000 new jobs. others have teamed up with the maryland jockey club which wants to push slots elsewhere. if they vote no, slot zoning starts from scratch. >> to get this back in gear, the lawyers who we have heard on both sides have said five years minimum. that means five years. these states lost $2.5 billion because you're starting from scratch. >> he believes the anti-slot tv ads are being partially funded by a company that already has a gaming license in cecil county. cordish has filed a complaint. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. what's your position on buildin
. no problems here. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> southwest airlines plans to buy airtran airways it would be the merger of the two biggest discount airlines. >> would that merger mean for baltimore? kim dacey is live with that story. >> this merger would be a billion dollar deal, and baltimore should expect to see some effects, with southwest already running 140 flights each day. the merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers for the airport. this translates into revenue for the airport, the city, and the state. a spokesperson said no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there likely will be positions cut on the corporate level, more jobs could be coming to baltimore. >> southwest's gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights, not fewer flights. that means more people needed to service those flights, generally and through screening them through security. >> there are positives about the merger, there is one possible negative, a decrease in local ad revenue. this would likely mean less money spent on advertising here. kim dacey,
things will start to slow up. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the stage is set in washington for what is hoped to be the first taps' toward ending one of the world longest running conflicts. israeli and palestinian leaders will sit down to talk about the possibility of a palestinian state. there have been some rounds of talks leading up to some partial agreements. increase civilians on the border between the u.s. and mexico. drones will be flying. they are intended to provide aerial surveillance of the border. they have been flying over arizona and parts of west texas. astronomers have discovered some new neighbors in our galaxy. researchers have announced the discovery of two planets about three times larger than the planet earth. scientists say they have an orbit that is closer to their son than mercury has two hours. they are certainly gas giants. like tony sometimes. [laughter] >> you cannot lead into me with a line like that. bad news for the u.s. although industry is expected today. although sales in august were the slowest in 28 years. consumers weren't not enticed. ge
on traffic pulse 11. >> hurricane earl has regained some of the strength in the last 24 hours. >> emergency officials are on alert. mandatory evacuation alerts have been given in towns along north carolina's outer banks. >> i wasn't going to stay on the island. i wasn't going to stay during the hurricane to correct the effects of earl are expected to hit the outer banks sometime later today. >> lowell melser it is in ocean city in anticipation of what is expected to be a glancing blow from this powerful storm. he filed this report last night. >> it is a beautiful evening here in ocean city. there is low humidity. it's a great night to get out. that change as hurricane earl is expected to affect this area with strong wind and rain. we were told that precautions are being taken. they are not going overboard. normally there would be securing rights on the boardwalk. they are still operating at this hour and there are no plans to shut them down. folks out here should not evacuate. stay put. that is a good sign that things should not be too bad. the mayor told me that for folks thinking of headi
good, as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> after watching and waiting all week, hurricane earl is making its way along the east coast this morning. >> the first signs of the storm hit the outer banks about four hours ago. mandatory evacuations have made things easier for emergency workers. >> it may very well affect all of cape cod and the islands off of cape cod with gusty winds, high surf, and hurricane conditions expected. the end of long island will get hit. it will be a close call for much of the east coast. >> officials are waiting for daybreak to begin patrolling the coast and to check for damage. earl produced little storm surge. >> people in the ocean city are keeping a close eye in anticipation of earl's arrival. lowell melser has been in ocean city since wednesday covering all of the preparations. he joins us live. i know you took the heavy rain gear, but looks like you were not going to need it. >> i am disappointed. you're expecting me to be blowing around here. i do not think that will happen. i did put on the rain jacket as we're getting some ligh
on traffic pulse 11. >> the big story is the rain and lots of it. several inches are expected to fall in our area. state >> agencies and utilities are ready to spring into action. jennifer franciotti is live and fells point with more on the story. >> the nice thing is we have seen city crews coming by. they come by with their flashing yellow lights. they are monitoring flash flooding. so far so good in fells point. we have had intermittent heavy rain. this is the lightest it has been all morning long. emergency workers have spent much of wednesday preparing for this storm. attract this on the radar. there were -- they tracked this on the radar. there are 52,000 storm drains in the city. they were not able to get to everyone. they were asking residents to make sure they got out there to help if the trains were clock clogged. b.g.e. has extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. it can bring down trees and power lines. with a heavy canopy we have today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. it is a good recipe for power outage
on traffic is a little heavier northbound. no delays just yet. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> things will try to return to normal at johns hopkins hospital following yesterday's deadly triple shooting. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on the story. >> there was a police tape yesterday. it will try to be business as usual today. paul pardus is the suspect. he was upset after receiving medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot the doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen, a spinal surgeon at the hospital. we will have more on his condition in a moment. security called city police who responded with a variety of other agencies, including swat teams. for more than two hours, pardus was barricaded in a room with his mother in the nelson building. at one point, parts of the hospital were evaluated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus and his mother were dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point we're treating this case as a murder-suicides. >> as for dr. cohen, s
about in ellicott city. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> it is labor day weekend. people are still going to the beach despite earl. >> first we do have bad incident indelicate city. there is a downed pole at waverly woods drive. there are power crews on the scene. it might prove to be a spectacle. we're up to speed on the major roadways. 57 on the j.f.x. heading south to the city. looking at 66 on 95 in the northeast corner. this is a coastal highway at ocean city. things a pretty quiet as earl precious by as you head down to the beach. things look great there in both directions. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are tracking hurricane earl. we'll take a look at our computer. this is what's earl is doing at the moment. you can see the spiral bands. a clear counterclockwise spin as earl is about 85 miles to the south of cape hatteras, north carolina. it is moving to the northeast at about 18 miles per hour. we're on the better side of the storm, the western side at ocean city. you can see some light spiraling. gusty winds are possible. some trop
plaza looking great. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> if you're having difficulty finding a job, you are not alone. >> about 7000 people and lost their jobs last month. jennifer franciotti is live with more details. >> shakira the job market is very -- the job market is very frustrating. one economist said the job market always lags behind recovery. gedk a towson landmark chan hands. once a thriving entertainment complex was auctioned off. the sale coincided with the release of discouraging dated. the numbers show maryland's unemployment rate rose to 7.3% in august. maryland and florida are the only two states there recorded in increase in unemployment last month. >> it is a trend or a is a zig for a zag. >> bob ehrlich said today's jobs report reaffirms the o'malley administration does not understand how to create jobs for maryland families. martin o'malley weighed in and said he understands the frustration of marylanders, which is why the state expanded its job search website. it allows jobs seekers to post their resumes. it is important to note the unemployment rate has
? >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> wednesday morning. we're halfway there. >> a whole lot of nothing out there. more good news. let's check on our maps. speed sensors are not picking up any delays now. a quiet ride on 95. we will see some delays surely. 51 miles per hour coming down towards the beltway. 53 of the northwest corner. 56 on the west side. so far so good on the j.f.x.. 57 miiles per hour traveling southbound at shawan road. live amidst traveling on the outer loop northeast side. 11 minutes on southbound 95. this is a live view outside at the toll plaza at sandy point. so far so good. we switch over to a live view of traffic and this is southbound traffic. no delays to report from owings mills down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. >> looking pretty good on the rails. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines so far. light rail is on time. metro subway on time in east and westbound direction. we have a few construction delays on the buses. there is a diversion a whit
this morning. liberty looks equally smooth at this hour. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. hurricane earl -- there have been evacutations. >> the area could start to feel the effects of earl later today. kristen dahlgren has more. >> earl strengthen, bringing with it powerful waves. >> earl is a big unknown. >> do you board up? >> i have not yet. >> officials warned the slightest change could bring a direct hit. either way, the winds are now less than a day away. mandatory evacuations are now under way. watches and warnings from north carolina all the way to new england. >> he hurricane is coming and i am hoping we can make it back into town. >> vacationers pack in their weekend plans, heading for safer ground. on long island, arenas took boats out of the water -- marinas took boats out of the water. millions now watch to see where earl will go. the storm is crashing labor day weekend plans up and down the coast. national guard troops have already been deployed. fema is standing by ready to assist after the storm. the outer banks are expected to be hit
on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. a merger between the nation's two largest discount airlines could be on the horizon. >> kim dacey joins us live from federal hill with more on what this will mean for the airport and baltimore. >> southwest is the largest air carrier in baltimore. one economist says the announcement will mean good things for baltimore and bwi southwest airlines is the largest carrier for bwi, running 140 flights out of baltimore. a merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights and more passengers. passengers will spend more money on things like parking and a food. that translates into more money for the city and state. >> there could be benefits for hotels if baltimore is a more convenient destination. convention planners will choose hotels here. that is good news. >> there are still some unanswered questions about the deal. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job losses on the corporate level. more jobs could come to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights. more flight
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the first casino will open in cecil county a few days earlier than expected. kim dacey joins us with more on the story. >> maryland banned slots in the 1960's. hollywood casino cut the official word last night it will become the first maryland slots casino since a referendum was approved in 2008. hollywood casino got the ok after a trial run winds well saturday night. the casino has 1500 slot machines. you can experience something similar to table games. >> i am excited and all the staff is as well. all of our cast members are smiling from ear to ear. >> officials hope to help the economy in maryland. this casino has created 350 jobs. tony nylander has to commute from north east to a casino in rhode island. >> i have a 2-year-old and we have been for about eight years. it is great aunt to hear the little guy yelled daddy. >> the casino is opening three days earlier thanks to construction. officials wanted to expedite this process so maryland could compete with casinos in bordering states. other locations hoped to fall in hollywood's footsteps. the ca
merge onto 395 and moved into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, the votes have been placed for state's attorney. >> gregg bernstein came out on top over patricia jessamy. that ends her 15-year run. let's go live to jennifer franciotti with the latest. >> the race has not been officially called, but with 290 precincts in, gregg bernstein leads the race by 1421 votes. this is for the democratic primary. patricia jessamy supporters were feeling pretty good tuesday night. they were keeping a positive attitude about the race. she showed up to thank everyone and said she was feeling confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was cautiously optimistic about tuesday's results. poll workers spent the day at the precinct. they took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little about why he thinks he was able to make such headway. >> it came to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or did not do. >> it is important to note t
-free writing so far on the west side at liberty. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> with nearly six weeks to go until americans head to the poll, leaders are preparing to roll out their agenda. >> kate amara is in our washington bureau with more. >> the pledge to america it is like a sequel to the contract with america, a campaign platform designed to show voters the gop is listening and ready to govern. >> a pledge to america. >> leaders rolled out their pledge to america today. it is designed to win control of congress. >> it is important that a party stand for something besides the other guy is no good. >> cut spending, repeal of replace the health care law. >> the american people understand that is the economy, stupid. >> the pledge will come in handy on the campaign trail back home. >> every time they are asked what do you stand for, they will have the talking points. >> some think this doesn't go far enough. some democrats say it goes back o far.r >> republicans say the plan was created after consulting with voters. it will be unveiled at a hardware store in virginia. i am kat
delay so far. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> as girl moves towards the atlanta coach, hurricane watches remain in effect throughout the region. >> lowell melser arrived in ocean city yesterday. he filed this report last night. >> it is a downright beautiful evening here in ocean city. we have a sea breeze coming off the atlantic. it is a great night to get out. that could change as hurricane earl is expected to affect this area with 50 mile per hour wind and rain. people are taking precautions. they are not going overboard. normally there would be securing rides on the boardwalk. but they are still operating at this hour and there are no plans to shut them down. folks out here should not evacuant. stay put. that is another good sign that this should not be too bad for people in ocean city. the mayor said that for folks thinking of coming down here, did not change your plans. >> it should be out of here but late friday afternoon. i would encourage everybody to police monitor the storm and make a good decision. i do not think there will be any problems traveling. >> the
. we are off to a great start. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to. >> thank you. a powerful hurricane earl was tracking and setting off concern from north carolina all the way to maine. >> cities are bracing for the worse. we have more from north carolina. >> calm seas cannot hide hurricane earl, as it continues to close in on the east coast. >> any of these areas could be impacted. people need to get ready now. >> the current forecast shows earl pressuring the coast over the next couple of days. the outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effect. >> i think everybody is concerned. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest, hurricane earl. officials will meet later this morning to discuss the possibility of evacua
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. primary day has come and gone. the votes are in for who will take a position of city-state's attorney. >> it was a close battle between patricia jessamy and gregg bernstein. in the in, bernstein came out on top. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the outcome. >> that race was so close that a lot of the results were not in until 1:45 this morning. all of the precincts have reported in. bernstein has 49% of the vote and jessamy, 47%. early on, patricia jessamy were in a good mood and celebrating the woman and her career. many here were hopeful the city state's attorney would get another term. jessamy was optimistic. >> it has been a pleasure to be out among the citizens of baltimore city. >> supporters of gregg bernstein rallied to watch the returns. he came to thank his supporters. many spent the day at the preccts. they took the day off to support bernstein. he talked about how his campaign was able to gain so much traction. >> i think what made this race become such a focal point was it captains to the level of frustr
for getting this shot. 95 at the fort mchenry. a very nice ride there. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is primary election day across the state. >> of poles will open this morning at 7:00 a.m. one of the most hotly contested races is for the democratic nomination for city state's attorney. kim dacey joins us live with more on that race. >> patricia jessamy will take on gregg bernstein at the polls today. the baptist ministers are backing jessamy. bernstein picked up the endorsements of a well-known attorney and former judge. pat jessamy and gregg bernstein both spend part of the last day before the primary campaigning. both picked up endorsements. billy murphy publicly declared his support for bernstein. >> considering the platforms both candidates, i think his platform is superior to hers. she had a failed tenure. >> representing more than 200 of the city's religious leaders, they are backing petraeus at jessamy. >> she understands we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. this persistent violence that seems to plague every violence. she has been a ti
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> it is a nasty outside. heavy rain and wind it expected to continue all day long. >> jennifer franciotti joins us live from fells point with the latest. we can hear the rain. >> i think god was on cue there. the rain got even heavier, which is ironic. just within the last 15 minutes. this is not the worst. the worst is yet to come. we are about ready to see a city crew come by. they are monitoring the situation in fells point. this is one area that is prone to flooding. on wednesday, this storm was being tracked. work crews in baltimore city yed to clear the storm drains. annapolis is well aware of the flood prone zone. they started sandbagging downtown. b.g.e. took a proactive approach to the storm. they have extra crews on standby in anticipation of power outages. >> the concern is the high wind. that can bring down the trees. with be heavy canopy today, we have some ground that is soaked from the recent storms. >> make sure you are prepared. have a battery-powered radio on standby and a corded phone would be handy to have. if you do have a generator, remem
in frederick. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the lines are growing for people looking for work. >> the latest unemployment figures are trending in the wrong direction. jennifer franciotti is live downtown with more on this. good morning. >> if you have been out of work, this news comes as no surprise. finding a job is not easy. there is discouraging news. maryland's unemployment rate rose unemployment7.3% in august. there was a significant increase in unemployment in maryland and florida. the number dropped since the recession reportedly ended. >> the labor market will always lag the recovery. the economic output has increase. the labor market has not caught up with that. in terms of getting by with squeezing more productivity out of existing workers. >> there is a website to help marylanders out of work of finding a job. is the maryland workforce exchange. we have posted a link on our website. click on project economy. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the news is not all bad. 200 new jobs will be created and the transmission plants in white marsh. this is thanks to a g
and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail this morning. >> and finishing up a trip to try to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara is live with details cahill. >> good morning. president obama is in iowa this morning. he is having more backyard discussion with voters. he is trying to boost turnout in november. a rally at the university of wisconsin. >> i am fired up. >> president obama trying to reach energize voters ahead of the crucial midterm elections. >> we face another test on november 2. the stakes could not be higher. >> hoping to get younger voters cast ballots in november, telling this crowd to get to work and stay involved. >> the biggest mistake we can make is to let frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side winds. >> the president's party needs of this winds. republican's lead the way in voter enthusiasm 47% to 27%. the outcome often hinges on turnout. >> what he needs to do is to communicate to young people, to young voters that even though it is not a presidential elec
in both loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. as we get closer to election day, the debate over slots parlors becomes more of a hot- button issue. >> one debate is whether to place a parlor in anne arundel county. jennifer franciotti joins us with the very latest. >> david cordish has been going door to door and has knocked on more than 500 doors and plans to campaign on the weekends and evenings. >> i am david cordish. >> david cordish is a man on a mission. >> i do not know if you know how much revenue is involved. >> and he wants to put in a slots parlor near anne arundel mall. he said $40 million will be generated for education in the first year. >> locate next to the number one tourist destination, 14 million people. that is what people want. they want to be able to do other things. >> those opposed have teamed up with the maryland jockey club. cordish believes eds are being funded by a club that has a gaming license in cecil county. he has filed a complaint with the maryland lottery commission. >> you can only have one license. >> it is up to voters to dec
road. 95 is checking out ok. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> tragedy strikes one of the most unlikely of places. it is typically considered a safe haven. >> the man opened fire at one of the most respected places in the nation, johns hopkins hospital. he shot a doctor. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins with details. what is the latest? >> the gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he got upset after receiving some medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. after the shooting, security called police who responded with a variety of other agencies. they prodded swat teams. pardus was barricaded inside the room with his mother who was confined to a hospital bed. at one point, parts of the hospital were evacuated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >> at this point, we're treating this case as a murder suicide. >> as far as dr. cohen is concerned,
on our side. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. not looking too bad overall. 95 southbound in the white marsh area, there is a vehicle fire there. live drive times looking ok. 95 south to the beltway and 32, 11 minutes. in that area.good this is the topside of the beltway at harford road. use the low beams to get through the fog. traffic is moving fine. light volume. we do have flocked on. bridges. there is an accident, something to watch out for. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. good morning. >> we have a diversion on the three, 11, 64 buses diverted northbound around the book festival. the 35 bus is being diverted around pratt street. there is a diversion that light street and pratt street because of construction. metro subway is on time. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to john collins. >> thank you. look at the radar. all of the clouds part to the north of us. we do have some ground fog in the area. kent county publ
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> some breaking news. firefighters are out to contain a blaze. >> it broke out around 4:00 a.m. this morning. jennifer franciotti is live on the scene with the latest. >> the fire is now out and no one was hurt. it was on hillsdale, about half a block north of liberty heights. liberty heights is now shut down in both directions. kevin is here from the baltimore city fire department. nobody was hurt in this fire. >> it is a very good thing. we never look forward to a fire breaking out in someone's home. we hope to have an escape plan in place. >> this was a home but it was a vacant dwelling. nobody was inside at the time. there was a nursing home next door. >> because of the intensity of the fire, the intensity -- the intense heat and heavy smoke billowed over to an adjacent nursing home occupied with about four patients. they were quickly evacuated and taken to another facility. there was damage because of the heat at a nearby home. there was one occupant there and we were able to get them out. >> because of the fire still under investigation? >> correct. no
a downed tree to report. we will keep you posted on northbound 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> an underground fire cuts off power to many in little italy. >> the fire started yesterday. kim dacey is live at the scene in southeast baltimore with details. >> about 120 customers were without power yesterday. crews have been on the scene all night. they're trying to fix the problem. 40 customers have their power on now. the rest will get their power later today. the problem stems from a faulty cable. flames and smoke. this was in the heart of little italy. this video was shot at 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning when an electrical cable failed and some aansformers blew, adding to big mess that left dozens of restaurants and residents without power. >> i do not remembered a shake up like this for a long time. >> this woman spent sunday in searching for whites. restaurants searched for ways to salvage food. >> it is all in the freezer. >> 700 pounds of dry ice were brought it for customers who have to wait until monday to meet debt ravioli. >> it is always good when football is on. it'
street. everything is flowing smoothly at the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, a casino will open its doors in just a few hours. >> the hollywood casino got the ok last night to open earlier than planned. kim dacey joins us live with more. >> hollywood casino got the official green light after a trial run went well saturday night. it will be maryland's first slots casino opened. voters approved a slots on referendum in 2008. the perryville casino is opening three days earlier than scheduled because construction finished more quickly than expected. no table games. 350 new jobs have been created. 80% of the new employees are from cecil and harford counties. they are proud to be starting a new era in maryland deeming. >> all our cast members are smiling from ear to ear. >> the casino will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. this morning. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal- tv 11 news. >> police are charging a patient in howard county with the murder of a fellow patient. a hospital nurse found susan sachs dead yesterday morning. saladin taylor is charged in
on traffic pulse 11. >> a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in howard county. a family claims the school board did not step in when the child became a victim of bullying. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on this story. >> the family is suing for three counts of defamation of constitutional rights. they are seeking $1 million to $10 million. a student at the patapsco middle school has been believed. he was pushed and slammed into lockers and other such acts of cruelty. bullying in schools is a growing problem. baltimore county held their annual school conference this week and they touched on the issue. >> we have a positive behavior planning approach to problems such as bullying. look at problems for make three- problem-revention solving approach to. >> a copy of the lawsuit was received but they cannot comment on pending litigation. reporting live in the newsroom, jennifer franciotti. >> health care is in full swing across the nation. college students will now be able to stay on their parents' policy. students at towson university applauded the news. there are more hurdles to overcome for
ride down towards 95 on the south side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the race for city state's attorney is still underway. >> waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. gregg bernstein leads 30s and jessamy by about 1300 votes. jennifer franciotti joins us live with more. we thought this was all over. >> we sure did. this is a prime example of how every vote counts. neither camp is willing to can see until all of the absentee ballots have been counted. it still took the board of elections nearly a full day to release complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% has been lost in limbo. they forgot to turn and memory cards from 82 voting machines. those cards have been tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slope accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to be at 100% within 24 hours. >> now here it is two days after the race and there is concern about the absentee ballots. the counting will begin this morning. we could have the results by this evening. who knows? i could be here tomorrow mor
. looking at old court, looking good. we're off to a good start. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now back to you. >> thank you. it has been over 24 hours and the candidate for city state's attorney has not been determined. >> and no one will declare victory until the absentee ballots have been counted. this morning, jennifer franciotti joins us live with more on that story. >> it seems gregg bernstein is supposed to unseat patricia jessamy, and neither camp will give up until all absentee ballots are counted. three % have been lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in the memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election night, it is not uncommon to be at 100%. >> the complete results were released and that put bernstein on top with 30,392 votes to jessamy's 29,097 votes. neither camp is calling the race until 2200 absentee ballots are counted. >> i think we all cannot live with the delay once we know that mrs. jessamy and her advisors are reviewing and this includes everythi
at liberty or everything is moving smoothly at this time. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> polls open at 7:00 a.m. for today's primary election. >> one of the most hotly contested races is for county executive. voters will decide and kim dacey is in our newsroom with details. >> the race between joe bartenfelder and kevin is so tight. both spent the night pressing for more votes. one campaign with a purple and yellow sign for drivers. he has served on the council for 16 years. so has his opponent, joe bartenfelder. he appeared last night to talk with voters. bartenfelder is a career former. kevin has endorsements from "the baltimore sun." >> i think that i have the rights experience and knowledge to move our county forward and stress a positive message of keeping our neighborhoods safe and are schools strong and have a modern government that delivers basic services. >> if you do not need to be a lawyer to be a ceo. we have been successful. i have been in the legislature before this and on the appropriations committee. >> the winner will face a candidate who is running unopposed.
, you always can. holiday inn. stay you. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. will looking very nice on this friday morning. it looks like a smooth ride around the area. 59 on the west side as you head down south on the beltway. 61 on the j.f.x., and we're looking at 65 on 95 in the northeast corner. live drive times confirm that. 95 south between the beltway and 32, 11 minutes. 895 southbound is looking at 9 minutes. very, very nice all around the area. this is ed old court road. the inner and outer loops moving in just fine. this is 95 at the for mechanic toll plaza. things are moving just fine north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. happy friday. >> happy friday. thank you. we are looking pretty good. we have it marc train on the camden line. it is running 10 to 15 minutes late. we have on the buses, the seven, 16, 77, and 97 buses all running about 15 minutes late. there is a diversion that lie street and pratt street. th
at a bpretty easy ride on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> out west plans to buy airtran airways, merging the two largest discounts carriers. kim dacey joins us live from federal help with the details. >> this deal would be a billion-dollar deal. baltimore could expect to see some defects with 140 flights already out of bwi. the merger between southwest and airtran will mean more flights for carriers. there will spend more time on parking and foods. that translates into more revenue. there are some unanswered questions. no decisions have been made about eliminating employees. there will likely be job cuts at the corporate levels. more jobs could be coming to baltimore. >> southwest gets bigger at bwi. there are more flights and more people needed to service those flights, including screening them through security. >> there are positives about the merger. there could be a decrease in local ad revenue and less competition between two local airlines would lead to lower advertising. >> baltimore county police are investigating a homicide in the cockeysville. there was
to home and things a quiet on the inner and outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, hurricane earl drops down from a category 4 to a category 2 storm. >> is happened last night. visitors and some residents were already under an evacuation order. earl is expected to move north northeast much of today. >> even with that downgrade, hour. is preparing for the worst. >> lowell melser is live in ocean city this morning good morning. >> i hope i'm not disappoint you. i'm still wearing a short sleeve shirt. i do not have any of my rain gear on. we are about 77 degrees with a 70-degree dew point. we're pretty saturated here. we have wind out of the northeast at 15 miles per hour. if you did not know if there was a hurricane out there, you would think it was just a windy morning. this will change as we go into the afternoon hours. they are expecting the worst rain between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. the emergency official center was opened around 4:00 a.m. this morning to make sure that everybody was on the same page, as some flooding is expected down h
ride as we check 95 coming into the fort mchenry harlt ford tunnel. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11 >> our big story this morning a fire spread to nearly a dozen homes in baltimore city. >> it took most of the inc. to contain and firefighters say it even rekindled last night. >> you certainly saw the flames last night and everyone watching 11 news. firefighters battled 11 rowhouses and now investigators are on the case. >> the view shows smoke, flames and firefighters desperately trying to contain the fire. >> neighbors like charles and michele watch at flames shoot out of a house two doors down. >> my main concern was getting the babies out of the house. >> very scary thinking you're going to lose everything you got just in a fire. it's hard. it's real hard. >> the fire started on the 1,300 block of north calhoun. first five houses on one side of the street went up in flames then three more on the other side. then about an hour later, firefighters rushed to a bhock away. >> one consideration is there may have been embers that blew by the wind boeing from one fire blowing 'em ber
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a fire in little italy left more than 100 people without power all day long. >> kim dacey joins us with more details. good morning. >> crews have been out all night and they remain on the scene this morning trying to fix the problem. about 40 customers have already had their power restored. the rest will have their power on later today. something went wrong with an underground power cable. some transformers blew. video was shot of the fire. it was a big mess that left dozens of restaurants without power. they reached for flashlights and candles. restaurants and needed to salvage a food. several hundred pounds of dry ice was broadened to keep the food cool. there were shot down on what should have been a busy sunday. >> it is always good when there is football going on. it is a big loss. tens of thousands of dollars. >> b.g.e. is still investigating what caused that cable to blow. most of their customers should have their power back on bite this afternoon. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> 3 townhomes were damaged after a fire that happened just after 4:00 a
. and here's your live look downtown, courtesy of our skycam. up next, we'll update weather and traffic pulse 11 for your morning commute, so stay with us. you're watching 11 news today. >> good morning. i hope you're doing well this monday morning. major roads are ok. we just have one problem of note if you're traveling in glen burnie along crane highway at oak manor drive. watch for an accident there. that one involves a motorcycle. other than that, we're looking at 51 miles per hour according to our speed sensor on southbound 95. pretty nice ride still on the j.f.x. at 55 south of the beltway. the west side checking in at 54 miles per hour. 60 miles per hour on southbound 83. from the maryland line all the way down to the beltway, a smooth ride so far this morning. let's give you a live look outside and show thaw things are looking good coming toward us on southbound 95 toward the fort mchenry. no delays to report at the harbor tunnel. key bridge traffic looks smooth at this time. and we can switch over to a live view of 795 at cook ease mill, going away from us is southbound traffic. no d
liberty road. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> howard county police are trying to determine if an apartment fire was intentionally set. this after a woman's body and a man who was seriously injured. the man was rescued. police belief he was seriously injured before the fire and nationwide the apartment they found the body of a woman who was also in the 30's. they believe the fire broke out after traumatic injuries and looking into whether this was a domestic issue. they were married and raising four children. neighbors say the two youngest children walked home from school to find their apartment building encountered. >> the children are so sweet and she was an exceptional mom to those kids and to know those kids' mom is gone now. it's heart-wrenching. >> the man is listed in stable condition right now. a joint team of howard county fire and police investigators are handling this case. >> authorities in baltimore are looking for 26-year-old william lee lucas who ran away as he was being led from a facility. he is serving a four-year sentence for robbery and drug
ride toward the key bridge at this hour. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> howard county police are trying to determine if an apartment fire was intentionally set. >> after the discovery of a woman's body and a man seriously injured. jennifer franciotti? no. ok. the story, the man found inside the apartment was tan to shock trauma suffering from serious injuries. jennifer? >> the fire broke out before 3:00 tuesday afternoon on colombia. when firefighters arrived they found the body of a woman inside and a seriously-injured man. we don't think the injuries or the death of this woman were caused by the fire. looks like another cause. >> investigators say it's unclear whether a domestic dispute or a third party is to blame. >> it's shocking and heartbreaking. this woman has four beautiful children. >> friends say the couple in their 30's was raising two girls and two boice ranging from 6 to 17. >> all of them are very good kids. well mannered. well behaved. i wish i had the space. i'd take them in myself. because she was an k3e7pingsnal mom to those kids. and to know
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